Friday, May 11, 2012
I know there are times when I feel the need to wash away my troubles; to feel that relief and freshness. And since the most cleansing substance on this earth is water, think of the joy the rain brings as an exuberant cleanse, rejuvenating the mind, body and spirit. Just being able to spend a few moments in the rain makes me aware of the healing powers water brings and how it can renew in so many ways. As we do this we will find that the more we appreciate the universe’s gift to us in the form of rain, the more we can see that a gentle rain shower is a strong reflective tool that has the ability to cleanse our entire being.
The next time it rains there's a good chance I'll be out in it simply for the experience through all the senses, to truly understand just how important each and every drop of water is. But before I do, you do, stop and take a few minutes to notice how each individual raindrop seems to come down in a continual stream. By noticing this you can contemplate how it takes many small accomplishments to create the whole of our existence, for nothing exists in isolation. Then focus your attention on the sound of the rainfall, letting the sounds of each drop penetrate into the innermost recesses of your self. Listening in this way brings a greater sense of connection with nature and the world around you, knowing that the sounds you hear are an integral part of not just the physical sustenance you require but also nourish your spirit as well.
Consciously using our senses to feel nature’s healing energy as it comes to us in the form of rain is an act of internal cleansing. Just as the rain physically washes over the earth and rinses out any impurities and imperfections, so it also bathes our spirit in the joy that comes from knowing that we are in fact one with the world around us.